GMAT Preparation Courses in Singapore
What is the GMAT
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a globally-accepted computer-adaptive test that helps assess the applicant’s analytical, quantitative, verbal, writing, and reading skills in written English. GMAT is required for admission to graduate management programmes like a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
GMAT comprises four sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
- Integrated Reasoning (IR),
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) which owns and administers the GMAT, the test helps in assessing an applicant’s problem-solving abilities and writing skills that are essential in real-world business situations and management scenarios.
Gateway+ has GMAT prep courses online for Singapore applicants who are planning to take the exam for their MBA application. Sign up for a 14-day free trial and familiarise yourself with the standard GMAT format today!
What is a Good GMAT Score
Applying for an MBA from the business school of your choice can be competitive but your GMAT score will help to set you apart from the competition. A good GMAT score will thus be essential during the application process.
To determine what a good GMAT score is, you need to know the predicted average GMAT score for your cohort. Knowing this information can help you determine a target score when you’re sitting for practice tests as well as the actual assessment. The average GMAT score is around 550 out of 800 maximum marks. Generally your score needs to be at least in the 80th percentile or more for your score to be considered as good. This translates to a score of 700 and above.
Gateway+ offers GMAT preparation courses in Singapore for GMAT applicants and candidates. Our GMAT preparation courses can help you get familiarised with how a GMAT test is formatted, conducted, and scored.
How GMAT Helps with MBA Applications
The GMAT is a key part of the MBA Application process. Many candidates are applying for an MBA course to further their students and careers. However, you will first need to pass and get an impressive score in their GMAT for universities to recognise and consider your applications for admission.
Since GMAT is a worldwide-accepted MBA requirement, universities can use it to compare applicants from various countries to level out the playing field. Aside from looking at your existing undergraduate or graduate programme grades from your university, the GMAT score will also factor into the application process for an MBA programme.
The GMAT also helps the university admissions to have an idea on your academic capabilities and potential for mid-career applicants. If it’s been a while since you’ve graduated or you’re applying for an MBA in the midst of your working life, your GMAT is a more up-to-date indicator of your academic potential.
For those who are sitting for the GMAT after several years of working, a GMAT preparation course in Singapore such as those offered by Gateway+ can help you refamiliarise yourself with the exam-taking process.
Can I take the GMAT before I graduate?
Generally, you can take the GMAT before you graduate as it can bring you one step closer to an MBA degree. However, you might want to take into consideration the time and effort put into preparing for the GMAT. It is recommended that you take the test only if you’re confident that your GMAT prep won’t affect your current undergraduate course in Singapore.
When is the Best Time to take the GMAT?
You can take the GMAT at any time in the year. It is recommended to spend at least two to three months preparing for it. GMAT can be taken up to five times per year, but not more than eight times in total. Your retake attempts should also be at least 16 days apart.
GMAT scores are valid for five years so it’s important to take the test once you’re fully prepared and ready. The best way to prepare for GMAT is to enroll in a GMAT prep course in Singapore to immerse yourself in the actual topics or sections included in the test.
Gateway+ is a GMAT preparation course provider in Singapore that helps MBA applicants perform well in their GMAT. If you want to have an idea on what it’s like to take the GMAT, you can try our GMAT prep courses online.
GMAT Course Overview
This course begins with an overview of the format and components of the GMAT. After completing the introductory lesson, you will have a better understanding of the skills and knowledge points that you’ll need to master for the test.
You will begin with the fundamentals of reading comprehension such as identification of the main idea and evaluating arguments, and then move on to more advanced topics such as tone, attitude, and rhetorical devices.
Practice passages will be provided to enable you to practice your skills and gain familiarity with each of the different question types.
With over 20 lessons, this course will guide you through the skills and concepts that are tested in Quantitative Reasoning questions. You will review essential Algebraic and problem-solving concepts, including but not limited to: Speed and Rate, Probability, Exponents and Radicals, Inequalities. The course also covers Geometry, Data Interpretation and Statistics as well as Logic Puzzles.
Each lesson is followed by a set of practice questions, allowing you to immediately reinforce and apply what you have learned.
This course covers fundamental grammar concepts, from pronouns, subject verb agreement to verb tenses and punctuation. There are practices throughout to test your understanding. After consolidating the fundamentals, the lessons progress to include practices on more advanced concepts such as redundancy, concision and diction.
This course covers essential quantitative concepts: ratios, percentages and proportions, with practices interspersed throughout. There is also a chapter on statistical measures and data analysis.
Review all the topics you’ve covered in the previous courses and then gauge how you fare in a full-length mock test!
Each of the mock tests will cover the topics included in the actual GMAT. You’ll be tested in Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning to help you get familiarised with the GMAT format.
You are given three chances to attempt each test. If you are unsure of any topic or question type, you can return to the earlier courses to review the lessons before reattempting the tests.
What You Can Expect
Interactive test modules
Put what you learn into practice with our interactive modules. You will have the opportunity to practice questions throughout and have multiple full length mock tests at the end of the course.
Community support and live Q&A session
We have forums and community spaces where you can ask questions and interact with other learners. We also hold monthly Q and A sessions where you get to interact with a seasoned test preparation coach.
Frequently Asked Questions about GMAT Preparation Courses in Singapore
You can apply for an MBA programme in universities abroad once you have your GMAT scores.
You need to bring four necessary items with you when you take the GMAT exam:
- A valid and GMAT-approved ID photo
- Five MBA programmes that you want to send your GMAT scores to
- Appointment confirmation letter or e-mail
- Testing Center map or directions
You can also bring water, snacks, and a layer of extra clothing in case the testing center is cold. Avoid bringing your gadgets and mobile devices, books and other printed materials, and weapons.